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West Bengal: State in Eastern India
West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata, the third-largest metropolis, and seventh largest city by population in India. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans. The state's main ethnic group are the Bengalis, with the Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority.

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CM Mamata pays floral tribute to Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan [Video]

CM Mamata pays floral tribute to Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan

Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee paid floral tribute to the portrait of the poet, novelist, Rabindranath Tagore at Rabindra Sadan in Kolkata on May 09. In a recent state Assembly polls,..

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Himanta Biswa Sarma to be the Chief Minister of Assam| Oneindia News [Video]

Himanta Biswa Sarma to be the Chief Minister of Assam| Oneindia News

BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Sunday elected as the next Chief Minister of Assam. India continues to battle a Tsunami of Covid cases as it recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid cases and 4,092 deaths..

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Kangana Ranaut tests Covid positive: Posts on Instagram after suspension from Twitter |Oneindia News [Video]

Kangana Ranaut tests Covid positive: Posts on Instagram after suspension from Twitter |Oneindia News

After being banned from Twitter, for making incendiary comments on West Bengal post-poll violence, Kangana Ranaut has now taken up Instagram to express her views. In her latest Instagram post, she has..

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There should be universal vaccine program throughout country: CM Mamata at WB Assembly [Video]

There should be universal vaccine program throughout country: CM Mamata at WB Assembly

During her speech at West Bengal Assembly on May 08, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanded universal vaccine program across the country. She said, "Rs 30,000 crores is nothing for the central..

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IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase [Video]

IAF aircraft with oxygen containers from Singapore lands in WB's Panagarh airbase

IAF continues its efforts towards Covid relief as India fights a devastating second wave. IAF IL-76 aircraft airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore on Saturday. As per official..

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COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India [Video]

COVID aid from Singapore arrives in India

A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief..

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Bengal violence: Centre's 4-member team visits Diamond Harbour area [Video]

Bengal violence: Centre's 4-member team visits Diamond Harbour area

A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been..

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COVID: 24 states have over 15% positivity rate, says Health Ministry [Video]

COVID: 24 states have over 15% positivity rate, says Health Ministry

24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka,..

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Newly elected MLAs of Bengal take oath [Video]

Newly elected MLAs of Bengal take oath

Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India..

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Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis [Video]

Watch: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore & Bangkok amid Covid crisis

Indian Air Force continues to work on overdrive to fulfill India’s oxygen requirement. The Indian Air Force airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore and 4 cryogenic oxygen containers..

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WB post-poll violence: 4-member MHA team arrive Raj Bhavan in Kolkata [Video]

WB post-poll violence: 4-member MHA team arrive Raj Bhavan in Kolkata

A 4-member Union Home Ministry team visited Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. The violence has been reported in several..

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COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal [Video]

COVID: IAF airlifts oxygen containers from Singapore, Bangkok to Bengal

India continued to battle against 2nd wave of COVID-19 and amid it, Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base in West Bengal. Similarly,..

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Bengal violence: Union Minister V Muraleedharan visits Panchkhuri village [Video]

Bengal violence: Union Minister V Muraleedharan visits Panchkhuri village

Union Minister for State for Parliamentrary Affairs, V Muraleedharan, on May 06 visited the house of a BJP worker in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur and met the victims of the post-polls violence that..

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Bengal violence: Centre's 4-member team visits Bhatpara [Video]

Bengal violence: Centre's 4-member team visits Bhatpara

A four-member MHA team visited Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district on May 06. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several..

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‘If minister is not safe…’: Javadekar condemns attack on Muraleedharan in Bengal [Video]

‘If minister is not safe…’: Javadekar condemns attack on Muraleedharan in Bengal

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over violence in the state. Javadekar slammed TMC over the attack on Union Minister V Muraleedharan. Earlier in the..

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Bengal violence: BJP delegation meets 4-member MHA team [Video]

Bengal violence: BJP delegation meets 4-member MHA team

A 10-member BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, met the four-member team from Home Ministry at the BSF office in Kolkata. MHA deputed the team to assess the ground situation amid the..

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